I only graduated college a few years back, but tablets were still a rarity back then, and none of them worked well for school. I'd have killed for something like the TouchPad in those days.
Originally Posted by tp2386
Still, I think you need to ask yourself which tablet is going to work best for you. Most schools (at the moment) are developing for/supporting iOS. HP is probably going to make a big push to change that, but it'll take a while. So I'd look into what you're going to need/want in the way of school support (Blackboard, etc) and see if the TP can handle those needs. Do the research, and when the TouchPad launches, go use it side-by-side with an iPad and see what you can and can't do with both.
PDFs should be no problem, IMO. HP isn't dumb enough to launch this thing without a working PDF reader.
If you have or are planning to get a webOS phone, I'd say that's a big incentive to go TouchPad over iPad.